Syria’s first lady, Asma Assad might loose her citizenship if she continues to support her husband, Bashar al-Assad’s.
A group of British lawmakers are calling on the government to remove Asma Assad’s citizenship.
In a letter addressed to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd by some member of Liberal Democrats, they said Asma Assad should not be able to retain British nationality and represent her husband after his chemical attack.
The home secretary has been urged to consider revoking the Asma al-Assad, the UK-born wife of the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, after her social media posts in support of his regime.
Led by their foreign affairs spokesman, Tom Brake, the Liberal Democrats have written to Amber Rudd calling on her to use her powers to withdraw Asma Assad’s citizenship.
Brake said: “The first lady of Syria has acted not as a private citizen but as a spokesperson for the Syrian presidency … Boris Johnson has urged other countries to do more about Syria, but the British government could say to Asma Assad, either stop using your position to defend barbaric acts, or be stripped of your citizenship.”
“The Government is entitled to deprive someone of their citizenship if it is conducive to the public good because that person has prejudiced the interests of the United Kingdom,” he added.